final travertine question regarding pool builder & homeowner

tstex

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Aug 28, 2012
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Hello to all,

We have a variety of diff travertine based stones installed by our PB: the coping, the pool waterline, the backwall and four columns and tops, the spa spillway into the pool and the 1200 sqft of decking is all travertine.

Question: is it customary for the PB to seal all of this stone before they leave, or is it that up to the homeowner?

Thank you very much,
tstex
 

duraleigh

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I don't think there is a "customary" way of doing that.

Sealing ore not sealing some or all should've been addressed prior to installation, I believe.
 

pooldv

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I think generally if it isn't in the contract it isn't going to be done. I would say it is more customary not to seal the stone unless specified.
 

tstex

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I will have to agree w the both of you. We were originally going to get cool-deck, then switched to travertine pavers. This was a semi last thing we did. It did not occur to me to think of sealing the stone.

We have a lot of stone to seal, so I better get busy when the weather permits...thank you for your help - tstex

Merry Christmas to all and good health to you and all of your families...
 

duraleigh

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We have a lot of stone to seal
The text of my post was slip-shod. Depending on where you live (freezing or not freezing), the stone guy may suggest not sealing it at all. Get some local opinions before you start to seal.
 

tstex

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Thanks Dura - I just edited my profile - we live in Houston TX

Just had a lot of rain and a lot of the mud/dirt washed onto the travertine pavers...I need to spray this off so it does not penetrate and stain...what a total mess...